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Monday, June 16, 2008

Dignity of the human person is the foundation of respect

Few days ago, I came across an article. The story goes like this.

This man, after losing his Baptism certificate, decided to contact the parish priest to get a new copy. The priest took some time finding it for him, then decides to call him back to let him know that his batism certificate was ready. The man then went to collect the certificate. Unable to meet the man, the priest then decided to give the gardener to hand the certificate to the man instead. The man then decides to get angry at the priest and wrote to The Herald (catholic weekly newspaper). The man argued that the his baptism certificate was seen as something worthless because the priest had no time to hand it over to him personally and had to get it from a mere GARDENER.

The answer from the columnist was that he was wrong to look down on the gardener. And that a dog can be trained to hand over a document to him.

Respect comes from the dignity of the human person and NOT from his occupation. A person should not be respected because he or she is a doctor, a lawyer, a priest, a religious, a prime minister or whatever position one holds. Even if he is the pope. Occupation does not in any way define who a person is or even speak of the person. That is a FACT. No one should be treated with disrespect due to his or her job. That is a FACT. A job is NOT life. That is a FACT. A job is NOT the person. That is a FACT. And facts leave no room for possibilities.

A person must be respected because of who he/she. A person must be respected because everyone is born with the dignity of a human person. A person must be respected because with everyone is born in the image of God and is a child of God.

This is the minimum respect that a person should get from anyone else. To be treated with dignity.

I know that society places pressure on people. I know that these pressures gives false impression of things, and it is these pressures that make worldly things godly. Wrong perception that lies to us saying, smart kids go to universities and earn big money, hold high offices in society, driving big cars and owning magnanimous houses and properties. These are LIES people!! LIES I tell you.

So step back and think. Reflect. If you were from the "lower strata" of society, would you be offended? I surely would be.


Saturday, June 14, 2008


So yesterday was my first day of work at Unisys. My work there is to clear cheques that come in via computer. It's easy yet tiring because I worked long hours. Well, I guess it's better than working at Sudong!! Getting paid RM7/hour is not bad ... lolz!!

I'm supposed to start work 2 weeks ago but Bank Negara hadn't cleared the way till few days back. This temporary job was supposed to have a contract of 2 weeks. However, due to unforseen circumstances, Adecco had to find ad hoc temporary workers for Unisys. Well, I still have about 3 weeks of holidays but I'm having an AIESEC conference in Penang next week. So I cannot work for the whole 2 weeks. Adecco staff said it's ok.

Hope to get some pics of my 'office' but not too sure if they'll let me take any pics. It is afterall a place that handles cheques. BIG AMOUNT cheques as well as very small amount cheques.

Came across Soon Kit's blog. He recently put up an inspiring post. Below is an excerpt,( a poem/some words of wisdom? to be exact)

Never think today is just yesterday’s tomorrow.
Today isn’t just another day.
Live today as if there is no tomorrow.
Always let today be a day to remember.
Go and make your day.

another line from his blog

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass,It is about learning to dance in the rain.

Will update soon^^


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Outings on a wednesday afternoon

So yea, went out to MP yesterday with Ann Chee, Raam and Eunice... It's been long since we last met. We decided to have lunch together then watch a movie. Raam, Eunice and Ann Chee arrived at MP before me and they had decided to go to Pizza Hut for lunch. I came a while later..
So, nothing much happened there... we ate and talked and talked and talked. The bread sticks came together with the soup, however it was hard...not nice :S ... So anyway, we whacked everything lar ... We ordered the Thai seafood, I think ..not too sure ... it was great, not bad... have been eating KFC and Pizza Hut quite often till to the brim of getting "jelak" of it. Hmm... our conversation ... private and confidential ??? lolz .. nothing lar ...all boring stuff ... not interesting for u guys to ...

Next we headed to the cinema. We watched Superheroes. Well, from the advertisement, it looks cool to watch... well I must admit that it was funny at certain moment...but the producers kept doing the same mistake to make a joke die off ... they prolong certain parts mainly on the jokes ... which is a bad idea. It's a lil funny here and there but copying 'totally' from spiderman makes it a BAD movie ... with attractive advertisement... Well, for a RM6 movie, I think its ok ... but not worth watching it if it was RM10 or more, period!!! But there were some people(most of them actually) that clearly didn't understand English (benefit of the doubt-they understood a little) came to watch as well ... my friends and I laughed at certain parts, dirty jokes and all ... and the whole cinema was quiet ...

After that movie, we hanged around at BUM City for a lil while ....then went for the next movie...
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. I enjoyed the movie very much. I liked the graphics, I like the idea of combined mysticism and royalty, very grandeur in nature, the costumes, the sceneries and magic (>.<) And for this movie... RM6 is TOTALLY worth watching ... well..It's Wednesday therefore cheaper cinema tickets. :) The only thing that I hated was there was a group of Indian guys right behind ... I believe that they don't understand English so were not interested in the movie...VERY VERY VERY idiotic actually ... because they didnt switch off their phones although it rang a few times, and kept receiveing smses without silencing it ... I felt like shouting at them, asking them to turn off their phones... all the way my mind were thinking " these malaccan's are uncivillized, stupid ppl" ... True enough, they left when the movie was nearly ending... They should have left MUCH MUCH earlier !!! Raam said to me, "Dunno which estate they came from " ... lolz ... such a low life ...

After our 2nd show, we planned to eat at Ken Ong's shop for dinner, but it was closed. So we went to Wok and Pan instead. We ate... and thats it lar... more conversations took place... NOT UP FOR DISCUSSIONS here... lol ... We left there at 8 something. Ann Chee and Eunice went home first.

Raam and I went to DP for a lil while, I wanted to go to the shop that I bought my coat. Needed to get the suit casing ... We passed through Padini to see if Valerie was there. Too bad, she wasn't. Then crossed over to MP once again to go to MPH. I wanted to look at some motivational books...I looked at 2 books that caught my eye... one is 'rich dad poor dad' and another was (not too sure) ' 7 habits for effective people... something like that lar ... lolz


Then we went our separate ways :P :P :P

Next planned outing,
When :- Saturday
Where :- Muar
Mission :- EAT OTAK-OTAK :P
Vision :- Enjoy food
Benefits :- Forge, instill and enhance our 'together-ness'

Keep intouch :P


Saturday, June 7, 2008

IF by Rudyard Kipling

By Rudyard Kipling

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;

If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

Friday, June 6, 2008



My parents bought me a 2nd hand car for my use in university - so that I dont have to walk in and out of university ^^

I bought a coat for myself... parents paid for it though :P

It has been about a month already that I've not been studying , another 1 month to go :P
My life is all about eating and sleeping these days^^
sleep ALL day and UP all night ~ ruined my biological clock d :(
sometimes I feel that I am wasting my life away, but I need time "off" :P ... maybe too much d..
I spoil myself... haha

I went for NPC/NAC ~ met some new 'friends'

and going for NATCON on the 20th - 26th June 08
Skipping my cousin's wedding for it ... He's getting married on the 21st

Trying to think, meditate, clear my head, appreciate, and do all my "mojo" lolz...
answering questions of "life" ... I do get it wrong sometimes have to keep on thinking

~about not dwelling on death
** I think we should think of death, ponder on it yet not dwell too long on it
because life is a journey, not the destination. Death, heaven, hell and judgments is our destination, our 'goal'. Thats where we are heading every milisecond of every day. We should keep death in mind so that it serves as a reminder, warning, an encouragement and motivation for us to live life to the fullest, celebrating life as it is.

And my favourite question on friendship... cliche yet always relevant
I don't have a clear cut answer... people come and people go...
some are close , some are not. Sometimes we treasure a person, but that person doesn't
reciprocate that 'love' that we shower upon them... The worst part is we have no control over it. No point forcing ourselves on them,
therefore just let it be, however it is easily said than done...
What we should do is get on with life...
and we sometimes wonder, what if at the end of our lives, we feel empty inside, thinking about these "friends" we've had, and get devastated by it ...
So live life, fill it to the brim, finding meaning and enjoying what you do... so that in the end, we can say to ourselves... I am contented, I am satisfied, and I'm ready to meet the Lord.

I watched NUMB3RS yesterday, I think, and something struck me most... We humans tend to cling on to things... In the series, the guy clinged on to power...fear of losing power, was always fearful because his younger brother (smart ass) overshadowed him. He feared that his 'juniors' he trained would be independent of him, he fear that he, in time to come, will not be needed anymore, that one day his team would be able to function well without him there, without tumbling down. The lesson he learnt was that he should instead be joyful and happy if his team does great at their field work because they are after all his 'product' .
So we should take heed of the lesson learnt. That we should not be afraid of letting go of something in order to embrace something greater. That we should be able to come out of our comfort zone, letting go, not clinging to things, to accept new things.

I have much to learn, I admit.